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UD – Check For Name Availability in One Place

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At one point people started their business name search by opening up the yellow pages and making sure their name wasn’t taken by somebody locally. This progressed to opening up a browser and making sure the name has a good domain available. Now we are at a point where we need to make sure our prospective business name is available in dozens of places all at once.

This is where comes in. The company, which also runs a full-domain registry, has a handy web app to not only see what domains are available, but also see the status of corresponding accounts for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, etc.

For existing businesses it is a great opportunity to see what other vanity URLs you should be grabbing for your company. The service is free and available without signing up.

3 Reasons You Should Use

  • You are searching for a name for your new business.
  • You want to see what other vanity URLs you should snap up and reserve for your business.
  • You want to see how your competitors stack up and where they might have a presence that you don’t.

2 Reasons You Wouldn’t Need

  • You feel confident you have grabbed all the vanity URLs and domains for your business.
  • You don’t want pressure to build up your brand’s presence on multiple social networks and don’t want people to fan or friend a page you won’t be populating.

For more information on please visit

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1 Response to "UD – Check For Name Availability in One Place"

  • Kate E. Hutchinson 10:39 AM 05/8/2010

    Thank you for this write up of our site! I wanted to let you know that we will be releasing a new version of the site in the next week, which will add in more domains to search for (particularly .co!) and a search for app names as well.

    –Kate Hutchinson, Marketing/Social Media Manager for

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